Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

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When Jim Hawkins discovers a map in an old sea chest, he little guesses of the danger and excitement which lie ahead. He sets sail for Treasure Island in search of treasure. A terrifically exciting tale of a dead man’s map, mutinous pirates, skulduggery and buried treasure.

From Michael Morpurgo: "This was the first real book I read for myself. I lived this book as I read it."

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The story of the adventurous voyage of Jim Hawkins. Long John Silver and the crew of the 'Hispanola' in search of treasure. Handsome, sturdily bound edition with Foreman's piratical line drawings.


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by his faithful nurse, Alison Cunningham, known as Cummy in the family circle. She told him morbid stories about the Covenanters (the Scots Presbyterian martyrs), read aloud to him Victorian penny-serial novels, Bible stories, and the Psalms, and drilled the catechism into him, all with his parents' approval. Thomas Stevenson was quite a storyteller himself, and his wife doted on their only child, sitting in admiration while her precocious son expounded on religious dogma. Stevenson inevitably reacted to the morbidity of his religious education and to the stiffness of his family's middle-class values, but that rebellion would come only after he entered Edinburgh University.

The juvenilia that survives from his childhood shows an observer who was already sensitive to religious issues and Scottish history. Not surprisingly, the boy who listened to Cummy's religious tales first tried his hand at retelling Bible stories: "A History of Moses" was followed by "The Book of Joseph." When Stevenson was sixteen his family published a pamphlet he had written entitled The Pentland Rising, a recounting of the murder of Nonconformist Scots Presbyterians who rebelled against their royalist persecutors.

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Kingfisher Books Ltd

Publication date

18th July 2005




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